In computer terms, an entity consisting of an address space, a set of permissions, and one or more threads of execution. Not all operating systems have the same idea of what constitutes a process, though.

Task (?), n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. tache, for tasche, LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate. See Tax, n. & v.]


Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.

Ma task of servile toil. Milton.

Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close. Longfellow.


Business; employment; undertaking; labor.

His mental powers were equal to greater tasks. Atterbury.

To take to task. See under Take.

Syn. -- Work; labor; employment; business; toil; drudgery; study; lesson; stint.


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Task, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tasked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tasking.]


To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.

There task thy maids, and exercise the loom. Dryden.


To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.


To charge; to tax; as with a fault.

Too impudent to task me with those errors. Beau. & Fl.


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